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scene of two skeletons playing soccer
  • Mexico
  • scene of two skeletons playing soccer, 1981–1991
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez City Market, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, wire, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8 x 7 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of Lynn M. Ward
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4361

The green rectangular base holds a skeleton goalie wearing black shorts diving to his left. A skeleton player wearing red shorts still has his right leg lifted in a kick. Both figures have coiled wired arms, legs and necks. The goal is wire and the yellow and white ball is held aloft in the goal with wire.